Are you a member of the Wine Grape Council of South Australia?
Keep reading to have your say on the future of the SA Grape Grower Industry Fund.
The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian independent grape growers. It is funded through a voluntary contribution, paid on SA wine grapes into the South Australian Grape Grower Industry Fund (SAGGIF). The contribution is calculated at $1 per tonne of grapes sold.
We are currently in the process of reviewing the SAGGIF as per our legislative requirement. The SAGGIF ensures that SA wine grape growers’ interests are strongly represented at a state and national level.
The Wine Grape Council of SA is recommending a continuance of the fund and would like to consult and engage members on a proposed change to the fund calculations. To do this, we’re working hard on identifying and confirming our membership from Vintage 18.
Shortly, we will be forwarding confirmed members information on our proposed changes to the fund, our operating plan for FY19, the value proposition of WGCSA along with some FAQs. In order to receive this information we need to verify members from Vintage 18.
As part of the consultation, members will also be asked to take part in a formal vote on these proposed changes which will determine the outcome of the proposal and the future of the fund.
In order to receive the additional information and to have your say through the formal voting process, SA grape growers will be required to register their details online. Not sure if you are a member? Visit this page for membership examples.
Grower members must register via the online process to be able to vote.
So where to from here – quite simply, if you want to have your say on the proposed change to the SAGGIF, please register your membership details here before COB 31st August 2018. We will also add you to our mailing list to keep you up to date regarding the issues affecting SA grape growers.